EST1 Ethical Issues in Business
June 18, 2014
Companies being reported on and sued for lack of social responsibility has become a high occurrence lately. Seemingly these companies are making very open and public errors in judgment towards consumers and or the products they offer. Company Q is the worst type of social responsibility offender in my opinion due to their more subtle tactics of discrimination. On the surface a person may feel that the company’s actions are justifiable by their very vague explanations. However, if a person were to look deep in to the issue you would see the underlying views that Company Q has towards certain groups of people and situations.
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Lastly Company Q was asked to donate to a local food bank, out dated yet edible food that they would normally throw out anyway. Instead the company opted to trash the food and cite possible employee fraud as the reason. This reason implies not only lack of trust for their employees, but also a potential cover up for a more sinister truth. Company Q does not like, nor feel the need to help underprivileged families and neighborhoods. This company has shown that they value money over helping a community and that even their own employees are not to be trusted by them.
In order for this company to correct its image and turn-around from its discriminatory ways, they can implement the following changes.
• Donate edible/non saleable items to local food banks on a consistent basis. Also they can incorporate a volunteer program within the company where employees can go to these food banks as a rep. of the company to feed the needy.
• Utilize local home grown produce as healthy and organic options in their stores with market fair pricing. This way they are...